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'''Benedictine University''' is a private Catholic Colleges in the United States|Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois|Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in 1887 as '''St. Procopius College''' by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen, Chicago|Pilsen community on the West Side, Chicago|West Side of Chicago. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order, which bears the name of St. Benedict (480-543 A.D.), the acknowledged father of western monasticism. The university resides within the Chicago metropolitan area, and is located nearby two national research facilities—Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location in the East-West Tollway corridor provides various internship and employment opportunities for students.
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